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Sunday, April 29

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

045 Neurosurgical Care of Athletes: Concussion, Spine, Peripheral Nerve and Return-to-play

Physician Fee: $450
Neurosurgical Team Member Fee: $65

Director(s): Allen Kent Sills, MD, FAANS

Assistant Director(s): Mark E. Oppenlander, MD, FAANS

Faculty: Tim E. Adamson, MD, FAANS; Julian E. Bailes Jr., MD, FAANS; Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L); Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

This course is designed for the practicing neurosurgeon who works with athletes with neurological problems or who may wish to become involved in a local sports medicine team.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe common spine injuries and treatments in athletes.
  • Discuss peripheral nerve problems in athletes.
  • Summarize emerging concepts in prevention and risk reduction strategies for neurologic injuries in athletes.
  • Compare current methods for sideline and on-field assessment of injured athletes and discuss return-to-play pathways.